ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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Congratulations to our conference winners
13, Dec 2022

Congratulations to our conference winners

  Announcing the winners of the Shimadzu Best EMCR Talks and Poster Presentation. Fourteen  early- to mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from across the Centre presented 10 mins talks on their projects...

Sound success in ARC funding rounds 
25, Nov 2022

Sound success in ARC funding rounds 

Centre researchers have excelled in the latest round of Australian Research Council Discovery Grants. And a bid under the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant scheme has also been successful.  ...

Evolutionary breakthrough fuses the branches of life
22, Nov 2022

Evolutionary breakthrough fuses the branches of life

The discovery of a new superhighway for gene transfer between microorganisms could have profound implications for human and environmental health.  A new discovery involving gene transfer between two ancient groups...

She’s a superstar of STEM
18, Nov 2022

She’s a superstar of STEM

Dr Taylor Szyszka from the University of Sydney node has been announced as one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM.  Dr Szyszka is one of 60 diverse brilliant scientists, technologists,...

Honour for Centre social scientist
11, Nov 2022

Honour for Centre social scientist

  Chief Investigator Professor Brad Sherman has joined the ranks of Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Sherman, of the University of Queensland, is among 34 researchers newly...

Science Minister lends light touch to official Centre launch
9, Nov 2022

Science Minister lends light touch to official Centre launch

The Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science, has officially launched the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology. With $35 million in funding through the...

Chemicals from plastics can kill oxygen-producing ocean bacteria
3, Nov 2022

Chemicals from plastics can kill oxygen-producing ocean bacteria

A new study has found that the chemicals leaching from plastics can change the mix of microbial life in seawater and can harm microbes critical to oxygen production in our...

Using bioengineered yeast to feed humans off-Earth
3, Nov 2022

Using bioengineered yeast to feed humans off-Earth

Take a common form of yeast, a 3D printer, and some clever science, and what do you have? A versatile and nutritious food system for tomorrow’s discerning space traveller.   In...

Here’s cheers to a new wild yeast zoo
3, Nov 2022

Here’s cheers to a new wild yeast zoo

A citizen science project to unearth the ingredients for new Australian yeast beers has launched in Newcastle, NSW. The Wild Yeast Zoo is a collaboration between CoESB researchers from the University...

Samsara funding round raises $54m
2, Nov 2022

Samsara funding round raises $54m

Samsara Eco, an Australian start-up that uses enzyme-based technology to break down plastic into its core molecules, has raised $54 million AUD in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. The...

Future Fellowship success
14, Sep 2022

Future Fellowship success

Centre members, Dr Amy Cain and Associate Professor Tim Mercer are among 10 mid-career researchers nationally to be named awarded Australian Research Council Future Fellowships. Dr Amy Cain, of Macquarie...

New-to-nature yeast chromosome could be game changer for industry
8, Aug 2022

New-to-nature yeast chromosome could be game changer for industry

A completely new-to-nature yeast chromosome has been developed, paving the way for engineered yeast to be applied to an array of industrial applications.   Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence...

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